In the heart of the Cape Garden Route are miles of pristine beaches and a town that comes alive during Christmas. Plettenberg Bay enjoys the company of beautiful people coming in droves from their corners of the city for a spot of white sand and days of frolicking in the gentle waves. Cetacean beauties must have the same thing in mind as their human counterparts, which becomes apparent as you indulge in some whale-watching at the Robberg Nature Reserve (+27 44 533 2125) on the rocky peninsula to the west of the bay. Other interesting places to visit are: Monkeyland (+27 44 534 8906), Keurbooms River Nature Reserve (+27 44 535 9648) and the Tsitsikamma National Park.
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